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Nature Conservation - CONSULTATION CLOSED

Painted Lady Butterfly Aberdeen City's natural heritage is diverse.  It provides us with the natural resources we depend on such as food, energy and tourism.It also benefits our health and wellbeing; our overall quality of life.  We, therefore, need to conserve our natural heritage so that we can continue to enjoy it and benefit from it.

The Council's current Nature Conservation Strategy has been updated to reflect the increased recognition of the need to conserve nature, plus changes in local policies and nature conservation legislation.  It has also been updated to consider current pressures and challenges such as the increasing need for land for housing and businesses, plus the effects of climate change.

The updated strategy has been developed for the use of the Council in delivering all its functions.  It has been developed for the Council to help conserve our natural heritage for the benefit of biodiversity, the citizens of Aberdeen and visitors to the City.

Sustainable development is at the heart of the strategy.  This means that as well as the natural environment, social and economic aspects have been considered during its development.  The strategy aims to balance nature conservation with competing demands.  Overall, the aim is to conserve our natural heritage for our current and future generations.

The Final Draft 'Aberdeen City Council Nature Conservation Strategy 2010-2015' is now available for comment as part of a formal public consultation. The consultation runs for 8 weeks from Monday 7th September and ends at 5pm on Monday 2nd November 2009.

Comments on the draft strategy should be submitted within the consultation period to:

  • Nature Conservation Strategy Consultation
    Economic & Environmental Sustainability
    Enterprise, Planning & Infrastructure
    Aberdeen City Council
    4th Floor Balgownie One, AECC
    Bridge of Don
    Aberdeen, AB23 8AQ

Or by email to: ncsconsultation@aberdeencity.gov.uk

To assist, comment forms can be downloaded from this web page.

An Environmental Report which accompanies the draft strategy is also available during this consultation.  Comments on the Environmental Report should be submitted within the consultation period noted above.